Updated: Apr 20, 2021
All I can say is WOW! This is so tasty and simple to make. Make ahead and enjoy for breakfast on the go. I was a little worried as I placed my first jar in the fridge and googled "what chia seeds taste like". The search results were not promising. But I was pleasantly surprised with my first bite. I liked it so much I made 4 more servings that night! Each one a different flavor, so look for a post soon with those! 😉
UPDATE: I have been experimenting with different flavor combinations and have way more than 4! Check them out here.
I will say, the texture is a lot like tapioca pudding, which I have fond memories of as a kid. If you are not a fan I wouldn't recommend chia pudding. But I read you can grind the seeds up and still have all the benefits and results. I'll try it out and let you know how it goes.
Chai Chia Pudding
Prep time: 5 minutes
"Cook" time: overnight in the fridge
Servings: 1 - super easy to scale this recipe
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp sweetener of choice - I used Swerve Brown *see notes
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of kosher salt
2 tbsp chia seeds
Combine all ingredients, except chia seeds, into a container with a tight fitting lid. I used a mini ball jar. Shake to combine.
Add chia seeds to liquid and stir to combine.
Replace lid and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning stir the pudding well and top with fresh fruit or whipped cream.
TIPS: During the first hour in the fridge, stir the pudding a couple of times to ensure a smooth texture for your end result.
Notes: You can put the chia seeds through a food processor or blender or even a coffee grinder for a less tapioca texture.
You can also use your choice of sweetners depending on your dietary needs. Same goes for the milk you use.